Rooted and grounded in God’s wildly inclusive love,
we seek the voice of God in our lives.
Nurturing God’s gifts so generously given,
we work to grow in our life together and in our engagement with the world.
We celebrate the hope of Jesus Christ
by working actively for peace and justice.
We reach out with love to all God’s children,
including those outside the mainstream of society.
We strive to be responsive and responsible to each other
and to those whose lives we touch.
We joyfully open ourselves to what God’s Spirit
will yet call us to be and do.
Some of the ways we embody this mission include:
- writing letters to our elected officials for Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters on issues important to hungry people
- being a More Light Presbyterian congregation and working for a more inclusive church and society for all people, including those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
- welcoming guests, serving lunch and praying with our neighbors each Wednesday at noon
- working to understand and dismantle systemic racism
- serving as Board members and volunteers at Central Louisville Community Ministries (serving neighbors in Old Louisville)
- serving as Board members and providing office and training space for Peace Education Program and Pivot to Peace
- volunteering at Coleridge-Taylor and Engelhard Elementary schools (our neighborhood schools)
- supporting the Young Adult Volunteers program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- opening our building to a multitude of community groups for their meetings and events (some of these groups include Simmons College of Kentucky, Voices of Kentuckiana, Narcotics Anonymous, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, Liminal Playhouse, Pandora Productions)
As a More Light congregation, we seek to follow the risen Christ and make the Church a true community of hospitality. The mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian church (USA). Click here for more information about More Light Presbyterians or to find a welcoming congregation where you live.
Central Church has committed itself to peacemaking. In fulfilling this commitment, we will do peacemaking through such things as worship, prayer and Bible study, community ministries, study and response to global issues, and receiving the Peacemaking Offering. Click here for more information about the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.
We Are Differently-Abled
Our congregation endeavors to remove barriers of architecture, communications and attitude that exclude people
from full and active participation.
Language and Worship
At Central, we strive to balance traditional images of God with new images that challenge us to recognize God’s many characteristics. The male-centered language the church has historically used links us to a rich heritage. Nevertheless, it is incomplete and fails to acknowledge that all people are created in God’s image. Our worship leaders attempt to use inclusive language for humankind and language about God that is inclusive and expansive.